Much of this track is fully exposed to the wind from every direction, so prepare accordingly; make sure you bring your own water.
Although there are no big climbs or descents on this track, there is a series of small hills. When following the standard route from north to south the cumulative altitude gain is about 200m - even though the track's start and end differ in altitude by less than 40m.
Most of the track surface consists of hard-packed dirt and rock, with a fair amount of grass covering in many places. There are multiple entry and exits from this track. At the northern end is Round Knob
. At or near the southern end is Belmont Trig
, Belmont Trig South
, and Horokiwi Bridleway.
Along the way, take in Cannons Head, Middle Ridge, or Takapu Ridge.